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Old 02/23/2012, 09:35 AM   #1151
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Hey machado, as you have tried all types of lights, i want you to try (experiment) GU10 led bulbs. these are cheap leds from china and many guys have had success with it. following your thread, i think you like to experiment things too. you are using led, MH and t5s. well here is the cool thread. i hope you like it:
http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...owtopic=267432


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Old 02/26/2012, 06:31 AM   #1152
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WOW!!! that's a lot of frags & grandfrags. simply amazing...
I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for your nice comment.
Best wishes for much health to your baby Leilani!

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Old 02/26/2012, 07:52 AM   #1153
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Wow...I just now stumbled upon this thread...that is amazing Machado ! Thanks for this thread...it was a great read and my wife was blown away with the pictures of your tank - maybe she'll not give me such a hard time when I spend money on my hobby
Good to know that you found this thread and have contributed to your wife feel your passion... and, who knows, offer you some Kudas for your 75 gal budget reef build...

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Old 02/29/2012, 10:06 PM   #1154
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i wish i had this setup in my garage!!! very nice setup


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Old 03/23/2012, 10:00 AM   #1155
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Great, great, great job!!!

Wish I could start something similar here in Italy, but our bureaucracy on stony corals is crazy!!!We are both in EU, but national laws differ a lot... I know that german aquarists frag free of papers and crappy documents.

In Italy for each animal we have to keep trace on a register of vendor, buyer, frags, CITES codes... how do You manage this kind of problems in Portugal?

Thanks and compliments again for Your coral maternity!!!


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Old 04/18/2012, 08:36 AM   #1156
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Bump for my favorite thread of all time!


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Old 04/19/2012, 09:10 PM   #1157
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Hi Machado,

Wonderful your system, what you fazcom this much coral that does not stop growing?


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Old 04/24/2012, 11:09 AM   #1158
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how do u connect new tank to ur current setup? do u let it cycle first or just connect?


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Old 05/05/2012, 01:21 AM   #1159
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Hello Machado de Sousa,

Greetings from Lithuania. I want to congratulate you for your wonderful execution of the propagation system. I must say, I really understand the reasond behind this system, as I feel the same way - I would love to have the same system or maybe even more elaborate with more frags

One thing i'd like to ask is do You keep some kind of record about what kind of coral is placed where, which generation it is, where was it aquired from? If I were in your place I'd keep an excel spreadsheet to keep track of all the corals because given the current scale of your system I think it should be hard to keep track of it all.

Anyway, best regards Machado, I am waiting for update


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Old 07/05/2012, 02:16 AM   #1160
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Hi Machado,

Great Job !!! I love Your system.
I would like to know, do you have any problem with algge on the propagation aquarium??
how do you cope with this??


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Old 07/05/2012, 01:32 PM   #1161
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hi machado...love ur frag tank system..i having some problem...some of my frag bleaching in my frag tank..but in Main tank all ok..all tank are connected in same system..its posibble too much lighting couse sps bleaching..


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Old 07/12/2012, 05:16 PM   #1162
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Hello.
Last tuesday, me and some members from www.aquariofilia.net (one of the biggest portuguese aquarium boards) visited Machado de Sousa.

Not only did we have a good time, but I also had the opportunity to take a few macro pics of some of Machado's corals.


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Old 07/12/2012, 05:21 PM   #1163
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Old 07/12/2012, 06:51 PM   #1164
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^^^^ awesome pics!!!!


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Old 07/12/2012, 09:21 PM   #1165
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I have to say simply inspirational. It would be nice if something like your project happened in multiple places around the world.


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Old 07/13/2012, 04:20 AM   #1166
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+1. Thanks for posting!


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Old 07/13/2012, 07:25 AM   #1167
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awesome pictures never ceases to amaze me dropping in on this thread


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Old 07/13/2012, 10:03 AM   #1168
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Thank you for the pics! This has got to be one of the best threads EVER.


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Old 07/21/2012, 07:52 AM   #1169
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hey machado ive been following this forum topic for a while and i am now in portugal on vacation i am from canada..... id love to come see your setup if you have time to show me and my wife.. we both love this hobby and considering its from a portuguese guy even more respect since were both portuguese also. let me know im here until august 5 thank u


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Old 07/21/2012, 08:20 AM   #1170
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I love This setup!


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Old 10/09/2012, 10:23 PM   #1171
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Could we get an update soon?

I am REALLY interested to know what you think about the LED lights.

From my experience, SPS does not color up very well under LED's when compared to T5's.


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Old 10/10/2012, 10:28 AM   #1172
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Could we get an update soon?

I am REALLY interested to know what you think about the LED lights.

From my experience, SPS does not color up very well under LED's when compared to T5's.
Hi xenon!

Very soon I gonna post about my corals propagated from a single polyp.
About colors under LED's after T5, in my opinion only you have to do is wait. The colors will come.
Thanks for your question.
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Old 10/11/2012, 10:19 AM   #1173
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Wow.. I just read this thread over the past two days and I am speechless. This is an amazing setup. I can't even begin to think of the work you put into this system. I think you alone could repopulate our reefs. Thanks for sharing this with everybody.


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Old 10/11/2012, 10:32 AM   #1174
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Hello Machado.
Hope alls well
Awaiting the update.


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Old 10/12/2012, 11:17 PM   #1175
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Hello Machado.

That is a SPECTACULAR display. I congratulate you on your efforts and hope that it does bring you money. There should be a grant available to help you further your efforts.

I would really like to do something like that in Florida. Tampa Bay used to have live coral but it's all gone now. Very little remains in the Gulf of Mexico. It is possible to replicate what you have done.

On the last leg of a trans-atlantic sail, I spent a month in the Azores and a month in Lisbon way back in the late '80's. If I could just get back there now I'd love to come and see your project.

I'm going to subscribe to this thread in hopes of following your progress and your spiritual joy !


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